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|Born||February 16, 1978|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, record producer|
Elemental Entertainment INC
|Associated acts||Talking Book, Babyface, Frankie J|
Sam Salter (born February 16, 1978) is an African-American R&B artist. He grew up singing gospel music at Faithful Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles. Growing up, Salter won several local talent shows, with a vocal style that was influenced by Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.
In 1997, Salter had his chance in music when his demo tape found its way into the hands of L.A. Reid of LaFace Records. He quickly signed Salter, and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds began to work on his debut album, It's On Tonight. The album didn't become a huge hit, yet it yielded two hit R&B singles, the Top 20 single "After 12, Before 6" and the Top 40 ballad "There You Are."
In 2000, Little Black Book, Salter's second album for LaFace Records was expected to be released, yet label shuffling and problems led to the album's shelving. It yielded one single, "Once My Shit (Always My Shit)." An album track from the LP, "Color Of Love," was later given to Boyz II Men for their first Arista release, Full Circle and it became the lead single. Additionally, a track originally recorded for the album titled "Homewrecker" was later given to Sisqó, and included his Return of Dragon album .
In 2005, Salter appeared on a CD single called "On A September Morn" as a part of a group called Talking Book. Later that year, he began work on his third album titled Strictly For Da Bedroom which was set for a 2008 release. Additionally, he worked with Frankie J on a couple of songs for the album Time (which later became Courage.
In 2013, he collaborated with Rayviss on a single titled "Mayday."
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|1997||It's On Tonight
|2000||Little Black Book
- 1997 "After 12, Before 6" - #51 US/Hot 100, #19 US/Hot R&B
- 1998 "There You Are" - #57 US/Hot 100, #31 US/Hot R&B
- 1998 "It's On Tonight"
- 2000 "Once My Shit (Always My Shit)"
- 2010 "Straight 2 Heaven"
- 2010 "Got Me"
- 2011 "To Be Loved"
- 2013 "Mayday" (with Rayviss)
- Bush, John. "Sam Salter - Biography - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
- "US Albums Charts > Sam Salter". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-02-09.